The NFL coaching carousel is finally in full swing in what the NFL media community is calling "Black Monday," as five coaches were fired. The Redskins' Mike Shanahan and his entire staff was put out of its misery following a gutter-dump of a 3-13 season and his tumultuous relationship with The Crown Prince of Chocolate City.
In four years as Redskins HC Shanahan was 24-40 with one winning season of 10-6 in 2012. Robert Griffin III's untimely knee injuries and the public verbal jousting between RG3's camp and The Shanahan's, forced owner Dan Gilbert's hand. What started out as a solid idea turned into a disaster of epic proportions and has definitely tainted Shanahan's legacy as a HC.
Either way, Shanahan says he has no hard feelings on the way out.
"This is the best when you take a look at what the franchise has done," Shanahan said of his tenure with Washington," and the opportunities the organization affords you as a head football coach and a staff, you cant feel better."
Wooten said the leading names on the list include Bengals assistant coach and former Raiders HC Hue Jackson, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton, (Lovie) Smith and (Jim) Caldwell. Other up-and-coming minority candidates include defensive coordinator Mel Tucker (Chicago), and NFL assistants Winston Moss and Darren Perry (Green Bay) and Houston QBs coach Karl Dorrell.